Lammi Biological Station is located on Lake Pääjärvi. The nearest cities are Hämeenlinna (30 km), Lahti (40 km) and Tampere (90 km). The distance between Helsinki and Lammi is 120 kilometres.

Lammi Biological Station

Pääjärventie 320

16900 Lammi

Lammi Biological Station in Google Maps

Office and bookings

The office is located in the main building.

Opening hours: weekdays 9.00–15.00

Phone: +358 (0)2 941 40733

or +358 (0)50 4151728

  • Booking
  • General queries
  • Reception
  • Keys
  • Fees

Fees can be paid in cash or with a debit or credit card: Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard. Groups are subject to an invoicing surcharge.

Station map
How to find your way to the station?

Arriving by car

Lammi Biological Station is located 4 km southeast of Lammi town centre and 2 km south-east of national road 12. The route from the road to the station is marked with the sign ‘Biologinen asema 2’.

Public transport

When arriving from Helsinki, it is usually best to travel first by bus or train to Lahti or Hämeenlinna, and from there to Lammi by bus.

  • Train timetables
  • Local bus timetables for buses that stop at the Lammi bus station and at the Pääjärventie L and I stops
  • Bus timetables for buses that stop at the Lammi Kirkkokallio stop, as well as express services that stop at the Lammi bus station

There are three bus stops nearby where you can get off when travelling to the station:

  • The ‘Biologinen asema th (Hämeenlinna)’ stop is located at the intersection  of national road 12 and Pääjärventie. The stop is two kilometres from the station.
  • The ‘Lammi Kirkkokallio (Hämeenlinna)’ stop is located roughly three kilometres from the station on road 12. This stop is usually the best option if you arrive at the station over the weekend.
  • ‘Lammi bus station (Hämeenlinna)’ stop
Janne Sundell, Director

My duties include organising the operations of the station, coordinating the cooperation of staff groups, developing the station operations and managing stakeholder cooperation. In addition, I conduct research as well as supervise trainees and thesis writers. I am responsible for the development of teaching at the station,  and I teach in field courses.

Hanna Rosti, Research Coordinator

My work includes assisting researchers, students, course coordinators and international trainees, as well as coordinating their collaboration. In the case of course participants, this usually means organising the use of the necessary AV and other equipment as well as facilities. I also teach on courses and organise education and outreach related to nature, science, and the environment. In addition, I keep this station website up to date.

I study tree hyraxes and dwarf galagos, nocturnal animals in East Africa. In Finland, I study the acoustic communication of the wren and the three-toed woodpecker.

John Loehr, Research Coordinator

I coordinate and develop the operations of the Wild Animal Phenotyping infrastructure at both Lammi Biological Station and Viikki Campus. I am the course coordinator for the ECGS-024 Technology in Environmental Sciences course.

Kimmo Kahilainen, Professor of Environmental Research

My duties include research, teaching and public engagement. I conduct both basic and applied aquatic research, supervise theses and teach on field courses. Public engagement includes participation in various committees, presentations, interviews, popular articles and expert duties.

Caio Roza, Researcher

I am interested in the study of functional ecology, with a special emphasis on planktonic communities. My interests range from spatial and temporal patterns of these organisms to the development of data synthesis of widespread theoretical remarks. My ultimate goal is to  deepen our understanding of the complex dynamics and relationships that underpin life beneath the water’s surface and its connections with the terrestrial realm.

Matti Kotakorpi, Head of Research Infrastructure

As the head of research infrastructure, I am responsible for the research infrastructures of Lammi Biological Station, Kilpisjärvi Biological Station, and Tvärminne Zoological Station.

Suvi Ikonen, Project coordinator

I work as research project coordinator in the research group of associate professor Marjo Saastamoinen. Group studies processes and the underlying genetic mechanisms that shape intraspecific life history variation in the wild. Most of our research focuses on understanding how organisms cope with environmental variation in nature, such as habitat fragmentation or environmental stress. Main research species is butterfly Melitaea cinxia. I also assist in data collection in Craig Primmers research group, that focuses on salmon genetics.

Lauri Arvola, Professor Emeritus
Service Coordinators
Kitchen staff
Property maintenance and cleaning

Property maintenance: Matias Hännikäinen

Tel. +358 (0)2941 21882, +358 (0)50 4736560

Cleaning: Reetta Isola

Tel. +358 (0)2941 40680, +358 (0)40 5219033

Cleaning: Maarit Raninen

Tel. +358 (0)2941 40747, +358 (0)50 4154410